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Nanostructured sensors power novel cancer detection system

Using a sensor made of densely packed carbon nanotubes coated with gold nanoparticles, a researcher team headed by James Rusling of the University of Connecticut has developed a low-cost microfluidic device for detecting oral cancer. According to the researchers, the device is readily adaptable to detecting other cancers.

Jun 29th, 2012

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Biodegradable nanoparticles slip through mucus

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have created biodegradable, ultra tiny, nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body's sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a sustained-release medication cargo.

Jun 29th, 2012

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New computational approach designs specialized proteins

Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a computational approach to designing specialized proteins that assemble themselves to form nanoparticle cages that can be used to deliver drugs to tumors and other sites of disease.

Jun 29th, 2012

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Zeroing in on the best shape for cancer-fighting nanoparticles

As the field of nanomedicine matures, an emerging point of contention has been what shape nanoparticles deliver their drug or DNA payloads most effectively. A pair of publications from a team led by Paulo Decuzzi of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute's (TMHRI) Texas Center for Cancer Nanomedicine suggests these microscopic workhorses ought to be disc-shaped, not spherical or rod-shaped, when targeting cancers at or near blood vessels.

Jun 29th, 2012

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Clothing the body electric

Over the years, the telephone has gone mobile, from the house to the car to the pocket. The University of South Carolina's Xiaodong Li envisions even further integration of the cell phone - and just about every electronic gadget, for that matter - into our lives.

Jun 29th, 2012

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BMBF-Projekt NaKoLiA startet - Nanostrukturen für bessere Batterien

Batterien, die länger halten, mehr Energie speichern und weniger brennbares Material enthalten: Das sind einige Ziele des Projekts NaKoLiA, das Mitglieder des Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) der Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) soeben beim Bundesforschungsministerium eingeworben haben. Projektstart ist der 1. Juli.

Jun 29th, 2012

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Finnish-Russian Innovation Alliance on Nanotechnology

The aim of the Programme is to create a Finnish-Russian nanotechnology transfer platform, with global industry-university co-operation -model, for the benefit of nanotechnology enabled industries on both sides of the Finnish-Russian border.

Jun 29th, 2012

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Easy treatment of sore throat using porous nanosilica

Researchers used functionalized porous nanosilica to release clarithromycin drug which is used in the treatment of sore throat, inflammation of tonsils, acute bacterial sinusitis, intensification of chronic bronchitis in the skin structure and infections.

Jun 29th, 2012

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